August was a huge month for Muay Thai Melbourne


Power play Promotions 27 – Kickboxing and Muay Thai Melbourne at its best

August was a busy month for the boys and girls at Team Nemesis with back to back shows and competitions every weekend. It was a big month for Muay Thai Melbourne with shows like Powerplay Promotions, Warriors Way and Rise all in the Same month. Elliott fought on Powerplay 27 and stopped his opponent in round 1 after delivering a punishing barrage of powerful boxing combinations. The fight was ruled a TKO after his opponent couldn’t continue because of pins and needles in his hands. It was set to be a great match up against a tough opponent.


Warriors Way – Muay Thai Melbourne

Christian had his first amateur fight against a tough opponent on Warriors Way but lost on a points decision. It was a good technical fight from both involved and great to see Christian step it up to the next level. A bright future for this young man.


Grappling Industries – Bjj Melbourne

Grappling Industries also held there big Bjj Melbourne event. Tin managed to secure himself a silver in both gi and no gi division.


Hammers Interclub

On top of all the big pro shows Hammer’s Interclub challenge also held there novice event for aspiring young fighters wanting to test there skills in the fires of competition. The day included novice boxing, kickboxing, and muay thai bouts. Nemesis sent a small team to this even and it was great to see Andrew, Braden, Rose, James and Tin all put on solid performances.

It wasn’t just a big month for Muay Thai Melbourne but for MMA Melbourne with new bloods like Ben, Ryan, and Tin also jumping into there first Amateur MMA bouts. Ben won his MMA match in round 1 via arm bar, Ryan won via a points decision and Tin lost his match via round 1 TKO.


Big weekend of competition for Team Nemesis

It was a big weekend of competitions at Team Nemesis MMA. We had members compete in MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Boxing on NFC inter club in Lilydale. The NFC inter club has been running for a number of years now and has been the birthplace of many of our Team Nemesis fighters. Team Nemesis is currently ranked #1 competition team in the NFC rankings for 2015 and we’re looking to keep it that way. As well as this we also had 3 of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team compete in the Renegade grappling competition, with Tin Ho placing 3rd in his division. With so many of our competitors doing so well in so many different disciplines, Team Nemesis is truly the home of MMA Melbourne.



Team Nemesis Muay Thai grading day

Well done to everyone who participated in the Team Nemesis Muay Thai Melbourne grading day. It was a tough session but great display of technique and heart shown. The day started off with a general warm up, followed by thai pad and boxing pad rounds, boxing, kickboxing and muay thai sparring, and finally some conditioning. It was great to see some of the new members grade to the higher singlets and the older members progress even further up the ranks. Well done to all involved! Team Nemesis is the home of Muay Thai Melbourne.

Team Nemesis is the home of Muay Thai Melbourne

Team Nemesis is the home of Muay Thai Melbourne


Results from WKA Victorian Amateur Combat Sports event

Tin Ho wins his Muay Thai fight on WKA

Tin Ho wins his Muay Thai fight on WKA. Team Nemesis – The home of Muay Thai Melbourne

Well done to the boys who competed in the WKA event yesterday. Phil & myself have been running this team since 2009 and we’ve had lots of people come to us & say they want to be fighters. Probably only 10% make it to the ring. After a while the novelty wears off, training stops being as much fun, people start to understand how tough its going to be & how much work they’ll have to put in (especially after a reality check such as a tough sparring session or an amateur match). They start finding excuses not to train and not to compete and eventually convince themselves that they never wanted to be a fighter anyway. 

Tin won his Muay Thai fight and is someone who showed determination & dedication right from the start, he’s been training for less than a year (i think) but has shown so much improvement in that time that he looks like a veteran fighter. If he keeps improving at the same rate he will be a big name to watch out for in the future.

Teens champion Daniel lost his Muay Thai fight but put on a great display of striking technique yesterday. Daniel already had a background in karate and came to us a few years ago. He and his Dad made it clear that they wanted Daniel to go as far as possible in the sport & since then he’s shown great maturity, dedication & consistency in his training, preparation & fighting. The most impressive thing about Daniel is that whatever the result of his fights, win, lose or draw, he’s straight back in the gym the next week to build on his experience & keep learning & improving.

Finally, Tim didn’t get a match yesterday due to a mix up with his opponent, however Tim was well prepared, warmed up & mentally ready to step up to ring with his fight being cancelled just minutes before. To me this is one of the most important traits a fighter can have. Lack of doubt. You have to be 100% sure that you are ready to fight whenever the time comes rather than continually putting it off and waiting for the perfect opportunity because before you know it the window of opportunity will pass you by. Tim will get a chance to show his skills next week in Lillydale instead. – Denis Kelly

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Coach Denis Kelly’s MMA highlight reel

When it comes to MMA coaching in Melbourne there is no one else more qualified than Denis Kelly. He is a Carlson Gracie Junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Victorian Welterweight MMA Champion, has had 16 Professional MMA Fights, and 20 Amateur MMA Fights. Check out his highlight reel.

If you’ve always wanted to train MMA Melbourne then Team Nemesis Martial Arts is the place to start learning.


Team Nemesis is launching a 10 week beginner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Course in Melbourne


Classes are taught by Denis Kelly, a Gracie JiuJitsu Black Belt with many years of coaching & competition experience who has trained all over the world including Brazil, the USA, Japan and Europe. Brazilian JiuJitsu is one of the most effective systems of unarmed self defence in the world and is also a great way to get fit & learn new skills.

The 10 week introduction course will guide you through the basic skills & techniques of Brazilian Jiujitsu & the strategy of how to protect yourself & defeat bigger & stronger opponents. You will learn basic take-downs, throws, control positions, chokes & arm-locks as well as how to escape from grips & holds. Classes are on every Monday 7:30pm – 8:15pm. Course finishes on the 10th Aug 2015.

After completing Ten sessions you will be eligible for your first grading & then progression onto our fundamentals classes where you will be able to build on the skills you have developed on the introduction course.


It was a big weekend for Boxing and Muay Thai at Team Nemesis. Elliott, and Willie both winning there Amateur Boxing Debuts at Nick Lundhs VABL boxing night in Blackburn. On Sunday Young gun won his Muay Thai bout on Hammers Interclub. All these guys started training with us while they were young and have dedicated there lives to something positive. It has been great to see them progress and climb up the ranks. They are all future world champions in the making. Job well done! Start training today at the Team Nemesis – The home of Muay Thai Melbourne